Boxing News of Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku
Ghana’s Sugar Ray Narh hopes his quest for a shot at a world title catches the attention of the big matchmakers when he fights Mike Alvarado on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao against Sugar Shane Mosley epic fight on May 7.
Knockout artists MIKE ALVARADO and “Sugar” RAY NARH will battle for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas super lightweight title on the pay-per-view undercard headlined by the Manny Pacquiao vs. Sugar Shane Mosley World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship rumble, Saturday, May 7, at the soldout MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
Alvarado and Narh have a combined professional record of 54-1 (42 KOs) – a winning percentage of 98% and a victory by knockout ratio of 78%.
Alvarado (29-0, 21 KOs), of Denver, enters this having won 11 of his last 13 fights by knockout. He has not had a fight go to the judges’ scorecards in two years. A boxer-puncher, Alvarado boasts knockout victories of former world champion Cesar Bazan, former world title challenger Michael Clark, and world-rated contender Emmanuel Clottey. Alvardo enters this fight fresh from a fourth-round knockout victory of Dean Harrison in February.
Narh (25-1, 21 KOs), a native of Accra, Ghana, who represented his country in the 2000 Olympics, is riding a seven-year 15-bout winning streak, with 12 of those victories coming by knockout.
Currently world-rated No. 6 by the WBC, Narh returns to the ring fresh from a 10-round unanimous decision victory over former world champion Freddie Norwood in March.
Recent victories over prominent opponents include Angel Hernandez, Francisco Campos Luis Bolano and 2000 Turkish Olympian Ramazan Palyani, who entered their bout undefeated.